MS: Justin, you dabble in all sorts of fields within the menswear industry. Where do you find inspiration for buying, managing, etc? What mediums other than fashion do you find inspiration in?
JD: Creatively, I find inspiration in painting, film, music and the streets. New York is filled with diversity, creativity and a practicality that I find endlessly inspiring.
In running a business, Gentry allows me to use both sides of my brain. It is a creative endeavor but it is also, at the end of the day, a business as well.
MS: One of my favorite things about Gentry is your strong product and editorial footage. Can you speak about the importance of a good visual presence within the industry? How do you approach the styling of your editorial shoots, as well as the stories told within them?
JD: In our editorials e want to express our love for the clothing and give a sense of how it would be worn in the street. We love mixing the creative and the practical, the high and the low. The visual presentation is essential in that it expresses the way the clothing looks, feels and moves.